Heart of Cash

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Heart of Cash
Compilation album by Johnny Cash
Released 1968
Recorded 1968
Genre Country, rock, folk
Length 49:25
Label Columbia
Producer Don Law, Frank Jones
Johnny Cash chronology
Old Golden Throat
Heart of Cash
The Holy Land

Heart of Cash is the 29th overall album released by country singer Johnny Cash. It was released in 1968 (see 1968 in music). In essence, it is a compilation album, though a handful of new recordings were included. Three songs from the album became moderately successful singles, while a version of "Girl in Saskatoon" was released on Personal File in 2006. The album was only available via Television marketing sales, and was not released to retail stores. It has not been released on CD.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Walk the Line" Johnny Cash 2:42
2. "Lumberjack" Leon Payne 2:48
3. "Five Feet High and Rising" Johnny Cash 1:49
4. "I Got Stripes" Johnny Cash, Charlie Williams 2:02
5. "Green, Green Grass of Home" Curly Putman 2:18
6. "Why Do You Punish Me (for Loving You)" Erwin King 2:21
7. "Frankie's Man Johnny" Johnny Cash 2:19
8. "A Certain Kinda Hurtin'" Johnny Cash 2:05
9. "Mean as Hell" Johnny Cash 3:08
10. "Locomotive Man" Johnny Cash 2:48
11. "Folsom Prison Blues" Johnny Cash 2:50
12. "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" Johnny Cash 3:02
13. "The Matador" Johnny Cash, June Carter 2:49
14. "Long Black Veil" Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin 3:10
15. "The Sons of Katie Elder" Earl Sheldon, Elmer Bernstein 2:39
16. "The Ballad of Boot Hill" Carl Perkins 2:36
17. "Happiness is You" Johnny Cash, June Carter 2:58
18. "When I've Learned Enough to Die" Johnny Cash 2:45
19. "Girl in Saskatoon" (1960 single, previously unreleased on LP) Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton 2:16
20. "Ancient History" Irene Stanton, Wayne Walker 2:18
Total length: 49:25


Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1968 "I Got Stripes" Country Singles 4
1968 "I Got Stripes" Pop Singles 43
1968 "The Matador" Country Singles 2
1968 "The Matador" Pop Singles 44
1968 "The Sons of Katie Elder" Country Singles 10